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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 41
Gots: 81 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mduncan on 07-29-2011

Cloaked in mystery, this dark black beer skirts the line between a schwarzbier and smoked porter. The use of a small percentage of traditional Beechwood smoked malt adds complexity and balances the liberal use of chocolate malt. Notes of roasted grains, beechwood smoke,and coffee accompany a full bodied-and sweet chocolately malt character. Smoke & Dagger uses locally grown unmalted barley from MA.

25 IBU
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From the 25 fl. oz. bottle labeled mfg: 03-07-13. Sampled on July 19, 2013.

It is handsome to look at in the glass with a deep dark brown color that builds up to a delicate long-lasting off-white head.

The aroma does have some nice smoke as promised with a little coffee-like malted ester. Looking at it and smelling it invites me in to drink it.

The body was around medium but there was a kind of astringency too.

Like the aroma, the taste has a good smoked malty character that is lightly sweetened and finishes clean. Yes, I would have it again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Flown in from my sister :)

A - deep dark brown. bit of head. quickly peetered out

S - sweet malt. bit of hickory? subtle wood smell.

T/M - mmm holy yum. nice big mouthfeel. doesnt run away like a lager might expect. roasty malts, no smoke though.

O - i'm a sucker for these beers. big on flavor, not as filling. could session this. yum.

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A-dark brown color with a decent tan head and a little lacing

S-chocolate, coffee, dark malt, hint of vanilla

T-raoasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of smokiness and vanilla,mild bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-interesting blend of styles, a little porter, a little dark lager, did not get a lot of smokiness in this

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S: Light coffee roast, hints of smoke, cocoa powder, light vanilla

L: Black, creamy light tan head with solid retention and lacing.

T: Sweet, creamy coffee-like malt with a hint of smoke. Low bitterness with a very creamy, coffee roastiness with some cocoa powder intermingling. Light smoke comes through near the finish, finishing dry and slightly roasty.

M: Medium full body, super creamy and soft on the palate. Medium low carbonation.

A really solid beer, simple flavors but executed nicely. Really dug it.

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
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